Food banks: an MP claimed there’s no massive use for them in the UK – the evidence shows why he’s wrong

Food banks: an MP claimed there’s no massive use for them in the UK – the evidence shows why he’s wrong

Dave Beck does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Dragana Gordic / Shutterstock There is no “massive use for food banks” in the UK, according to Lee Anderson, the Conservative MP for Ashfield. However, figures and evidence from food bank organisations, charities and researchers show that this is simply not the case.

I have been researching the development of the food bank sector for the last ten years and my evidence , plus evidence from […]

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